"Summer Melt" - The challenge of the 40% of high school graduates who don't show up for college after being accepted.

July 22, 2017

According to research from Harvard, as many as 40% of kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don't actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem. These kids have taken the SATs, written college essays, applied to and been accepted by a school of their choice. Often they've even applied for and received financial aid. Why would they not show up at college? This week on Hidden Brain, we look more closely at the problem -- and talk about ways that some universities are trying to fix it.

Podcast http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

Many thanks to Cathy Cooney, Director of Donor Services, Montana Community Foundation http://www.mtcf.org for sharing